Abundance. It can mean so many different things, as we discovered while putting together the August 2017 issue. We are blessed with an abundance of talented writers and advertisers who make this magazine happen each month. We hope you enjoy this issue and find something that inspires you.
The Ethical Fashion Blogger: Less is More
By Stephanie Fong For most of us, having an abundance of what we need seems like a good thing. This can be especially true of clothes. How easy it is to pick up a few bagfuls of inexpensive clothes for the current season, just to forget them entirely when […]
Basin’s Backyard Garden: Cooperation Grows Abundantly
By Pam Vukelic If you walk, rather than drive, around Bismarck you can’t help but notice an abundance of gardens. There are, of course, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and herb gardens. I’ve come across a pollinating garden and a dragonfly garden. I’ve noticed a memory garden and a peace garden. […]
For Love and Candy
By Jody Kerzman JoAnn Brilz loves kids and she loves Jesus. A few years ago, she figured out how to combine her loves and started her own little ministry. The secret to her ministry: candy. JoAnn is known to many kids at St. Mary’s in Bismarck, North Dakota simply as […]
Bio Girls: Real Beauty—Inside & Out
By Marci Narum | Photography: Photos by Jacy Nine-year-old Norah Walker doesn’t like to quit. The Bismarck fourth grader loves to be part of any activity, as long as she can be with her friends. She’s in volleyball, basketball, dance, and swimming. But Norah discovered this summer that she’s not […]
Jackie Buckley: Sharing an Abundant life
By Jody Kerzman | Photography: Photos by Jacy Jackie Buckley is a self-described tomboy. “I just told someone the other day that I probably should have been a boy, because I’ve never liked to carry a purse!” laughs Jackie. With or without a purse, this tomboy paved the way for […]
VIDEO: Jackie Buckley Talks About Her Sons’ Careers in Agriculture
The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree when it comes to Jackie Buckley’s sons; both are graduates of North Dakota State University, just like their mom, and both now have jobs in agriculture, just like their mom.
VIDEO: Walking Tour of the Bill Bicknell Memorial Pollinator Garden
Sue Bicknell takes Marci Narum on a walking tour of the Bill Bicknell Memorial Pollinator Garden. Excuse the wind noise… but it is North Dakota!
Oh Man: Bill Bicknell, A Legacy of Nature & Nurture
By Marci Narum A man cannot predict his own legacy, nor whether it will be physical or intangible. Bill Bicknell’s is both. Bill was all about nature and nurture. As a biologist for more than 30 years, he kept diligent notes about everything he saw in the field—birds, insects, animals—whether […]
The Softer Side of Travel
By Carole Hemingway I’ve been fortunate to have lived in so many beautiful places after my second divorce. At the time, I put all my worldly possessions into storage and decided to live out of a suitcase for the next 17 years. With no possessions to drag me down, I […]